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Some pictures for you all

Here are some pictures from my VN700 that I am fixing. I was given it from where it had been partly dismantled and then left in a back garden. It had no compression at the front cylinder, and leaked water from the front base gasket.
I took the engine out and changed the base gasket, freed the rings, cleaned the carbs, changed the stator and some other bits and pieces. Started her up and she started mixing the coolent with the engine oil. Took the engine out again and stripped it right down as I should have done the first time ! Here are some pictures, including the sorry mess that was the water pump assembly. The debris on the right is the "sealed" bearing as it fell out. You can also see that the mech. seal is broken and the shaft is heavily pitted.


Here are the crankcases

Here is the oil pump after trying to pump metal at some time

Here is my bench

last is the crankshaft assembly, seems to be in good condition.

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"Super Naked has been wowing..."? What kind of crazy stuff have y'all got going on over there?

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The paper is now soaked in oil and I can't read it. It's a local paper so usually they just go on about "a man lost his donkey yesterday" or "shock horror a woman got her socks wet today" Whatever it was, we will never know. It was on the car sales page if that helps.

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A car salesman that streaks ?....lol....

I bet my own water pump aint far from that....*shudder*.....just ONE more season lord....pleeeeaaaase !!!!...



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Looks like you've got your work cut out for you. I saw from your earlier thread that you got the bike cheap but after this project you will know your bike very well indeed.

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I will keep my fingers crossed for you Wolfie. Yes I have already sorted a lot of wiring "issues" and greased the splines, stripped the brakes and re-built them, fixed a broken speedo mount, stripped the locks and got keys, helicoiled stripped threads, fitted indicators, fitted a new stator, serviced the petrol tap, done the earshave, rejetted the carbs including making a brass insert for the stripped slow running jet. It will need new fork seals. Just the rubbish cosmetics to sort after that. I have an old ex-military Landrover that gets Nato Olive drab and black camo paint once a year, the VN may get the same treatment. I have another bike that is black/white/grey urban camo. and that looks not bad. I do like to get to know my vehicles !

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I love it brother !!!!....I had a '68 441 BSA Victor I did in my own camo, and even changed it with the seasons !!! Same as I do with my rifles...



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Damn, Wolfie I owned a 441 Victor Special. I put an overlay sprocket on it. At 60 mph the handlebar would sting me if I touched it.
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OK, if you like camo. here are my old ex military 24 volt FFR Landrover and my 1957 Ariel 350 Redhunter.


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Oh, that's your Ariel, nice!

I posted earlier about being built like a Swiss watch, looks like you work on those too.

Thanks for the pics, now where's the page three girl? Page four? One of the pages. Brits get boobs on tv and in their newsapapers, and we in the US still are shocked by a tv bra flash. New World indeed.
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